A new survey by a secular research body has shed new light on the religious leanings of ordinary Iranians.
In the survey by Netherlands-based researchers GAMAAN, 1.5% of respondents identified as Christian. This means that there are almost certainly over one million Christians in Iran, confirming what observers have been saying for several years about church growth. It also proves another claim that has been made over many years: Iranians are disillusioned with Islam.
Of the 50,000 Iranians who were surveyed: